Centre for Alternative Theatre Training
CATT Intensives are the annual, week-long performance training modules sponsored by CATT. Each CATT Intensive takes place in a city with a rich cultural history, and at least one event during the week highlights that history and connects the participants with it, so that performers acquire a sense of their role in a long continuum of rich theatrical performance history.
CATT Projects is the performance creation arm of CATT. CATT Projects sends Michael and/or CATT Associates to different parts of the world to collaborate on artistic projects which might not have the resources to fully fund international artists. CATT Projects focuses on projects of social relevance that are alternative and intercultural in nature. Performances are always in the language of the home culture.
CATT Projects prioritises project proposals from its associates, but also welcomes project proposals from outside individuals or groups. Outside groups commit to providing at least 50% of the resources required to sponsor the CATT Associate in the form of remuneration, accommodation or travel costs.
Michael Devine is the founder and director of the Centre for Alternative Theatre Training (CATT). He is a Canadian theatre artist who has worked as a director, playwright, dramaturg, actor and essayist in approximately 20 countries and as an invited guest artist at eight international theatre festivals. He has conservatory training (LAMDA, HB Studio) as an actor and a PhD in Drama from the University of Toronto. Michael has worked internationally as a director for more than twenty years.
Michael’s New Book Available Now!
Playing Outside the Lines: Collected Plays 1 is a compilation of theatre plays created by intercultural theatre artist Michael Devine. Produced in different countries, Devine created each of the ten plays working as an outsider far from his own community and its conventions, making use of local languages, themes, and stories from each culture.
The goal of each play is not merely to hold a mirror up to nature but also to create a bridge between cultures. This is a fascinating collection that pushes the boundaries of what plays can be and is sure to challenge the expectations of readers and audience members alike.